49+ Shrubs That Look Like Bonsai Trees
Images. Small trees grown in containers, like bonsai, require specialized care. Rhododendrons (which are actually a timberline species in parts of the himalaya) and manzanitas can form twisted shrub groves that call to mind a thicket of giant bonsai.
Bonsai trees are not grown for the purposes of food production, medicinal uses, or for creating landscape. Bonsai basically means tree in a tray and is derived from japanese culture. Well, it may appear so at times.
Eventually it may even bear fruit, which looks quite magical in bonsai form.
The style you have in mind for your new bonsai tree, like upright, slanted, cascade or another traditional form, will help you select a plant variety with a good basic shape and the characteristics you need. Bonsai trees are not grown for the purposes of food production, medicinal uses, or for creating landscape. The bonsai artists use techniques to keep their plants small, while mimicking the natural growth patterns of larger windswept or fukinagashi: However, trees/shrubs that are bonsai'd when looked after correctly, will extend their lifespan by.